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EKG Technician (2017-2018)

School of Health Sciences / Health Sciences Career Cluster
Downtown Milwaukee Campus


For Information: 414-297-6263
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC

Learn the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the heart, and develop the skills needed to complete and interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs).

Graduates are qualified to take the Certified Cardiographics Technician examination, leading to a Certified Cardiographics Technician (CCT) credential as administered by Cardiac Credentialing International (CCI).

Career Pathway – After earning this certificate, your credits can be applied toward completing the Cardiovascular Technology – Echocardiography or Cardiovascular Technology – Invasive associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


Career Outlook – Employment opportunities include working with patients undergoing EKGs in hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices.


Admission Requirements  – This program admits students through a petition selection process.

Learn more about the petition process

Also required for admission:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level biology, chemistry and algebra (grade C or higher)
  • Course placement assessment of basic skills proficiency


Related Programs

Cardiovascular Technology – Echocardiography
Cardiovascular Technology – Invasive


Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.                                                








CVTECH-102 Introduction to Cardiovascular Technology ‡   2


EKG Analysis ‡




Essentials of Cardiovascular Care 1 ‡




‡ Prerequisite required.

* CVT students are not required to take NATSCI-177/179 or 201/202 as prerequisite to NATSCI-197; go to INFOnline and submit a waiver.

All credits must be earned at MATC with a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher. Upon completion of the certificates's requirements, the student's transcript is notated with the credential earned.

Some certificates can be earned while completing associate degrees and/or technical diplomas that are eligible for financial aid. Certificate programs alone are not eligible for financial aid; consult an MATC advisor for information.

Curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

Page updated March 2017.